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Dr. David Brownstein, M.D
Dr. David Brownstein,  editor of Dr. David Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health newsletter, is a board-certified family physician and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success with natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. His books include Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do!; Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It; Salt Your Way To Health; The Miracle of Natural Hormones; Overcoming Arthritis, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders; The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet; and The Guide to Healthy Eating. He is the medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Mich., where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their teenage daughters, Hailey and Jessica.

Tags: nutrition | vitamins | hormones | thyroid

Most People Have Nutritional Deficiencies

David Brownstein, M.D. By Thursday, 09 April 2020 02:43 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

Vitamin C is what’s called an “essential nutrient.” That term means two things: that people can’t live without it, and that the human body cannot produce it.

Therefore, you must either take supplements or get enough vitamin C in your diet to prevent a deficiency.

I check every new patient who comes to my office for their vitamin and mineral status. In 25 years of testing, I have observed that well more than 90 percent of patients suffer from nutritional deficiencies — and many have vitamin C deficiency.

I have written before that the first patient I treated holistically was my father Ellis, who was suffering from heart disease.

He was also severely deficient of hormones, particularly testosterone and thyroid.

When I gave him bioidentical testosterone and natural thyroid hormone, his 25-year history of daily angina went away within seven days, and his cholesterol level, which had been stuck in the mid- 300s for more than a decade, fell below 200.

I also found out that my dad was deficient in various vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C.

After seeing the positive responses my father had with balancing his hormonal system, I began a search for safe and effective natural therapies. I started with educating myself about the essential vitamins — A, B, C, D, K, and E.

The first vitamin I researched was vitamin C. As I previously stated, in my medical training, I never entertained the idea that my patients or that anyone in the U.S. was lacking in some type of nutrient, vitamin C included.

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Vitamin C is what’s called an “essential nutrient.” That term means two things: that people can’t live without it, and that the human body cannot produce it.
nutrition, vitamins, hormones, thyroid
Thursday, 09 April 2020 02:43 PM
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